We bought her when I was a teenager and she sank when I was 20. I had use of and maintained a second Vanguard when I was in my late 20's and early 30's and I rejected a third one on survey in my mid-thirties. I have sailed on various Vanguards and helped folks deal with Vanguard maintenance issues pretty much throughout my entire adult life.
For me, Vanguards are like that old dog that you have raised since a puppy....The dog is old and blind and tries to snap at you every time you pet her, and yet you have had her since she was a puppy so you keep trying to pet her. In reality, I try to sail on these boats from time to time for nostalgia sake. Its fun to relive the past, but they are not a boat that I would ever want to own today.
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Curmudgeon at Large- and rhinestone in the rough, sailing my Farr 11.6 on the Chesapeake Bay and part-time purveyor of marine supplies
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